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, the bookstore, go out of business. largely because of competition with amazon. >> reporter: based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-'90s to sell books online. and for years made no profit. but it soon became clear that founder jeff bezos and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, jewelry, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though bezos declined our request for an interview, he recently told "fortune" magazine's andy serwer -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. is there someone doing some element better than we? if so, how do we improve? >> online shopping is still only 10% of total retail. >> reporter: meaning amazon in all likelihood is just getting started. ben stein told me recently he has never seen a company dominate a market quite the way amazon is right now. this is a huge, huge story this holiday season. the big question,
fired up. >> fired up. talk about fired up. for thousands of people in seattle and all across washington state, this day could not come soon enough. it is day one of legal recreational marijuana use. courtesy of the voters who passed a landmark referendum last month. from this day forward, if you are old enough to drink, you can consume as much as one ounce of pot in washington state but you still can't grow it and you still can't sell it. technically, you still can't buy it and you're not supposed to light up in public either. what are you all doing out there at that party? my colleague was there. he was on the not so mean streets when the law took effect. i'll be interested to find out what the absentee rate is at seattle workplaces today, miguel. >> reporter: i think most people are going to work here. it's not quite as crazy as that. it's cold and rainy. puts a damper on things. there were a lot of parties across the entire state and a lot of those issues you raised will be taken care of in the near future. last night was a night for celebration for these folks. >> four, three, two,
mellow celebration at seattle's space needle? pot smokers lit up like it was new year's eve. new voter approved initiative went into effect midnight. this pot party technically, is illegal. wz's law bans smoking pot in public places. for now the seattle police department is turning a blind eye. this notice was sent to all officers last night. until further notice officers shall not take any enforcement action, other than to issue a verbal warning, for a violation of initiative 502. miguel marquez is in seattle. you were there at midnight for the big party, when the law went into effect. what was it like? >> reporter: well, it was a lot of pot being smoked. i think i must have a contact high from all of that. it was one of many, many parties across the state last night as proponents of this law celebrate the first time that pot is legal here. it's the first step in a very long process. ♪ because i got high >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for smal
-medical usa. john blackstone reports from seattle that supporters wasted no time celebrating. >> three, two, one -- whew! >> reporter: at the stroke of midnight, cheers in seattle of marijuana officially becoming legal in washington state. >> yeah! >> reporter: an impromptu celebration was head, appropriately enough at the space needle, a seattle high point. did you ever think you'd see this day? >> i certainly did not. i did not. >> reporter: the air was filled with the scent of victory. for those who campaigned for this night. although, that itself is stretching the new law. it is not legal to use marijuana in public, just like alcohol. and while it is now legal for those 21 and over to buy marijuana, it is not yet legal to sell it. the state still has to write rules for licensing marijuana retailers. >> this is the beginning of -- >> reporter: washington voters passed the law partly because of the efforts of one well-traveled resident of the state. >> hi. i'm rick steves. >> reporter: rick steves for 20 years hosted a popular public travel show was prominent among those campaigning for l
ahead of the front, atlanta with a high of 17. back towards the west, den at 12 degrees and seattle and vancouver at 7. here's a look at your extended forecast. ♪ >>> recapping our top story here on "newsline," authorities in japan have lifted a tsunami warning and advisories issued for the northeast pacific coast following a strong earthquake. officials with the meteorological agency say the tremor was most likely an aftershock from the march 2011 earthquake. the estimated 7.3 magnitude tremor jolted the country at 5:18 p.m. local time triggering tsunami. it struck off the sanriku coast in the tohoku region. this is the same part of japan that was hit by last year's aster. immediately after friday's quake, authorities issued a tsunami warning and advise is for areas along the northeast coast. they say a wave of one meter came racing ashore in the prefecture of miyagi, hitting the port of -- port city of ishinomaki. so far there are no reports of major injuries or damage. authorities lifted their warning and advisories two hours after the quake hit. this tremor struck in early eve
, denver at 12 degrees and a pair of 7s here in vancouver and seattle. here's a look at your extended forecast. ♪ >>> recapping our top story here on "newsline," authorities in japan have lifted a tsunami warning and advisories issued for the northeast pacific coast following a strong earthquake. officials with the meteorological agency say the tremor was most likely an aftershock from the march 2011 earthquake. the estimated 7.3 magnitude tremor jolted the country at 5:18 p.m. local time, triggering tsunami. it struck off the sanriku coast in the tohoku region. this is the same part of japan that was hit by last year's disaster. immediately after friday's quake, authorities issued a tsunami warning and advisories for areas along the northeast coast. they say a wave of one meter came racing ashore in the prefecture of miyagi, hitting the port of -- port city of ishinomaki. so far there are no reports of major injuries or damage. authorities lifted their warning and advisories two hours after the quake hit. this tremor struck in early evening as people were heading home from work or
that's bringing is fog across this region. if you have any plans flying out of vancouver or seattle check on the flights there as that fog could be delaying them. denver with a high of only minus 1. chicago at 1 here on your friday. let's take a look at the european continent. first the british isles. all this cloud cover is moving towards the east. what's that bringing is very gusty winds and even some heavy rainfall as that system continues to push overhead. south of that, though, i to cross iberian peninsula, things are dry. high pressure there and keeps that system to the north and over much of central europe. rear decent here although we're watching this system. now the balkans continuing to linger. this will bring gusty winds, 100 kilometer winds. could see strong thunderstorms as it works its way off there towards the eastern mediterranean. your temperatures in athens 16 for your high. to start off your weekend milder in the west in london and paris. that system comes in moving warm air from the south both looking at 11 for your high on your friday. let's take a look over tow
williams did not show up for an arraignment in seattle. despite all of the controversy, his manager says he's not retiring and he will continue his nationwide tour. >>> well, george zimmerman, the florida man charged with fatally shooting trayvon martin, filed a defamation lawsuit against nbc universal. the lawsuit is in response to several edited versions of zimmer plan's 911 call that ran on nbc in march. zimmerman claims as a racist. zimmerman claims he shot 17- year-old trayvon martin in self- defense. >>> let's go out to tara moriarty in for sal. getting heavier, tara? >> that's right. along 80, near the -- right along 88 near the dumb barton, we have some -- dumbarton, we have some traffic there. be aware of that. up next, let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, you can see that the metering lights are on and i would give yourself an extra 15 to 20 minutes to get into san francisco this morning. those metering lights have been on since about 6:00. down in the south bay, 101, you can see traffic on the right- hand side of your screen. you can see the brake lights. those are hea
of the four games. so they should be able to get that. now, everything hinges on what seattle does. >> out west. >> seattle, not that strong. don't strike me as a strong team. russell wilson is good. defense is pretty good. >> get off the fence and give me a prediction. >> they are going to get three out of four, so i'm going out on a limb and say maybe. >> maybe! >> yes! >> that is the best we get. >> that is it. >> thanks for being here. >> you get a technical foul, too. >> not just a flag. >> no, you get a technical and ejected from the game. >> see you next week on off the wall. >>> still ahead this morning, who will win a friendly bet for county executives for the redskins and the ravens. stay with us. we'll be right back. ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ t details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. nature at its most delicious. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everythi
. morning showers in st. louis, 62 degrees. rain in seattle, 52 degrees. >>> nasa's voyager one has made a another startling discovery, a magnetic highway at the edge of the solar system. the probe was launched 35 years ago and is about 11 billion miles from earth. scientists say the magnetic highway is the last layer between the solar system and interstellar space and could take two to three years to cross. on mars, curiosity may have found signs of life. scientists said on monday the rover found hints of carbon, an essential building block for life. the problem, though, scientists aren't sure where they carbon came from. they say it could have been from the red planet or could have come from comets or asteroids or could have been brought by the rover itself. >>> the twitterverse has a new member. the pope. starting next wednesday, pope benedict will send his first tweet. it is a verified account, i did check earlier. he'll tweet in eight different languages. the english version already has plrn 3 -- more than 325,000 followers. the vatican says the pope doesn't plan to follow anyone on
in seattle, washington, five people killed and one wounded with a 45 caliber handgun. on july 20th, in a movie theater in aurora 50 people killed with a ar semiautomatic rifle. and then a temple at a sikh temple. and then four days ago at a mall in portland oregon, two killed and one wounded with an ar-15 s semiautomatic rifle. yesterday december 14th, at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut, 20 children, and 66 adults killed and one person wounded. two semiautomatic handguns and rifle caliber shell casings were found at the scene. that is only a partial list for one year. each time the sound of gun fire followed by our nation's silence about gun policy. at the table with me is msnbc contributor ari melder, and joy reid and our mental health expe expert. michael, i want to start with you. to have a conversation about gun control, it seems that certain guns will increase body counts full stop. >> what do you need it for? none of us need the highly technical forms of weaponry available now, and distressingly so to any person, especially a mentally ill person who does not have
house is proof that the price of trees has gone through the roof. seattle architect patrick kruger has been a huge fan of the movie "christmas vacation" in which the main character, clark griswold is obsessed with the perfect tree. >> there it is. >> dad, that thing wouldn't fit in your yard. >> it's going in our living room. >> that's kind of what patrick did. his license plate even paying homage to the christmas fixated griswolds. the first free on the roof had a problem your average living room tree doesn't, it blew off. the plywood platform it's on had to be bolted down. true, this is not a new concept. in england and in lincolnwood, illinois, there are grander versions of the same joke with the tree cut in three. >> it's better than this one? >> yours has a charlie brown aspect to it. >> i think it needs me. >> what patrick needs and has is a christmas tree as well as a plump regular one with a star that grazed the ceiling rather than pierces it. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> would have fooled me. jeanne moos always on the lookout for the odd and unusual. thanks. you can spot an
like san francisco, seattle, new york, boston, are great places for this product. adam: sound like a great idea. again the website, people learn more about it, i imagine they want to watch when it will come to their city, if they want to save some money this sounds like an option to follow. >> great, and thank you. adam: thank you, steven. you be well. now small label craft beers are all the rage and big boys like anheuser-busch are scrambling into the market but their push may leave beer lovers feeling skunked. we'll tell you why that brew may be a bust. at the end of the day it is all abouter boo, and then money. ♪ . ♪ . adam: beer lovers beware. before you crack open that artfully seasoned brew, homer simpson help me out. >> beer. adam: thank you, homer. be careful you weren't tricked into buying something else. regardless of industry standards, some of the biggest companies like anheuser-busch and sabmiller are passing off mainstream products as craft beers. it is not hard to guess why. last year overall beer sales in the united states were down 1.3% while craft beer sales
, these new laws mark a shift towards legal personal use. our miguel marquez was in seattle at the moment when the new law became official. >> three, two, one! [ cheering snchl [. >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, mying less than an ounce, no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana. you know? i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, a symbol of stet and of the state to light up at the stroke of midnight, and while the new law does not allow smoking in public places, seattle police and police departments across the state are turning a blind eye tonight allowing celebrations to light up. >> this is what you assume the stores will look like or something along these lines? >> yeah. our stores are going to have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> reporter: jayman was a high profile executive at microsoft now preparing to open as many as two dozen highend marijuana shops in washington and colorado. yesterday he would be called a dru
that are just hitting the west coast from seattle through portland, all the way down into sacramento, california. even stretching as far south as san francisco. we do have a lot of rain out there that way. we are looking for another 3 to 5, even isolated 6, 7, inch reports on top of what has already fallen. this is mostly a rain event, as well. although we are picking up some mountain snow, it's more or less the rain that has been the biggest issue, along with those gusty winds. elsewhere we aren't really looking at a whole lot going on across the eastern half of the country. few light snow showers possible across new england later on tonight. just making the roads a little slippery. not a whole lot of accumulation. we are also in addition to all that's going on going to see record-breaking high temperatures down across texas, with highs today topping out in the 80s for the first day of meteorological winter. so we are going to see well above average temperatures down south. alex? >> okay, dylan dreyer, thank you so much. >>> falling over the fiscal cliff. the dramatic impact it would have on on
's wrapping up. that's good news, seattle, portland dealing with showers, but northern california drying out little bit. as we head eastbound, two more things. the northeast areas of showers especially across new england and headed to the plains, very warm temperatures in the plains, 80 over in dallas and for tomorrow, that's going to be the story again, so we're going to be looking at basically that continuing warmth across places in the plains, 81 will be the high tomorrow in dallas. >> harris: maria molina, thank you very much. and right now, police are trying to unravel a bizarre scene happening outside a home. the bodies of four people found facedown in the yard. we do know the house is on a street lined with other homes, schools, places of worship, but neighbors say is a safe place. we'll bring you what we're learning. and earlier, a hearing for the man accused in what is believed to be the largest intelligence leak in u.s. history. remember private bradley manning and all of those government secrets that ended up on the internet? now what his defense team wants you to know. stay close
handcrafted coffees in seattle, and people seemed to like it. so we wondered -- where else could we take this? ♪ for over 40 years, we've brought our passion for fine coffee and espresso to people everywhere. but one place was impossible, until now. our lattes, espresso and brewed coffee, now in your home. the verismo™ system by starbucks. >>> president obama could name his new secretary of state pick this week and all signs point to u.n. ambassador susan rice as the top contender but republicans. >> signs of backing off their opposition whether or not she would survive a nomination fight is anybody's guess. >> don't know whether he should take on fight north. i know this. that what has happened to susan rice is unfair. >> i don't think she will be nominated. but i've told people certainly i will give her a fair hearing. i do think that the underlying issue here is people have seen her far more as a political operative and not a principal. >> jimmy williams joins me now from our d.c. bureau with more on why this fight over rice matters. so it was written in the chicago times hillary clint
a couple hours away. raining here in portland, seattle. you would expect that but here is the next event that would affect the bay area here in the coming hours. it's raining up the i-5, raining just about into napa and also into sow mona b-- sonoma. there is good news for northern california. the storm will taper off for you. not good news for washington, oregon, and british columbia. the storms are going to be sliding up farther to the north and four more storms are on the way for this area in the next 16 days. i know people love to go skiing up there, but just to give you so perspective, whistler has picked up 133 inches of snow on top of their mountain. that will be their watter er to drink in the um ser. i'm going to whistler over christmas. >> chad myers, thank you. also thanks to dan simon for bringing that you say story. for only $45 a month per phone. would we get the same coverage? same coverage on america's best networks. you saved $146.76 by switching to straight talk. awesome! now you can afford to share your allowance with me. get the season's hottest smartphones like the s
in the seattle area. police say they spotted them in suzie ko's family car. >>> joseph naso will not be tried until april. he is charged with killing four women in northern california between 1977 and 1944. he was initially scheduled to go to trial in october but that was rescheduled for january when naso said he needed more time to prepare because he is representing himself. last week in court naso said he cannot be ready next month because of the volume of reports that he's received. >>> the latest jobless numbers are due out in 15 minutes. as alison burns reports some natural and manmade disasters will have an impact on the report. >> reporter: pam, economists expect this report is going to show fewer people were hired last month compared to october. the fallout from hurricane sandy is continuing to disrupt businesses and their hiring and fear of the fiscal cliff is keeping employers from bringing on new workers. they don't know what future tax rates will be and if they can afford more hiring. but on capitol hill democrats are trying to highlight the positives. >> we had a little problem b
with kcts seattle and their program "earthfix" to produce this story. >> sreenivasan: pacific oysters like the ones grown on shina wysockis family farm near olympia washington are served in restaurants around the country. >> we think our water tastes great here and that makes our oysters taste great. >> sreenivasan: but there's trouble in the water. the oceans p.h., which measures the level of acidity of a liquid, shows the water is becoming acidified. most growers like the wysockis can only farm oysters if they can buy oyster larvae, also called oyster seed, from hatcheries. but a few years ago, the larvae suddenly began dying by the billions. the culprit-- the seawater pumped into the hatcheries is so corrosive that it eats away the young oyster shells before they can form >> ocean acidification is this huge problem and there are so many things-- it's the currents, it's the carbon dioxide, it's the aragonite. most of which i only understand a tiny fraction of, but what i do understand is when the nursery calls on the phone and says there's no oyster seed to ship. we don't have any. >> sr
in l.a. and san francisco and seattle to understand this. that can all be done with someone who has a permanent purpose as a major attraction when the spring break comes in kids come from the eighth grade and will really keep this in their heart. i am going to be certainly talking to you since you are my neighbor. [laughter] about this in terms of this coming fall after the ringling bros. and barnum & bailey circus is over on november the sixth. [laughter] >> the thank you. thank you. i gave you my business card because i know you have some accidental connections with the lord. please pray for the book this week. we gave guidance to the writers. if you had 10 minutes in front of an eighth-grade class, what would you tell them? what would you tell them about leaderships? what did you experience over the last 10 years and how can we use this book to inspire young people to do great things? all those parents and grandparents out there, this is the book of choice. for the teenager, searching, for that young person looking for direction this will inspire them. thank you for the question.
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, "seattle times," flu season off to the earliest start in a decade, and the strain making the rounds tends to make people more sick than other versions, particularly dangerous for the eld elderly. typically spikes in january or february. >>> the "new york times" this holiday shopping season, toy makers are catering to a growing number of dads who are increasingly making the buying decisions for the families. one example, for the first time in 50 years, mattell has introduced construction barbie and a barbie building set designed with male shoppers in mind. some stores are being reorganized to appeal more to male sensibilities. the reason why they are shopping more is because they can sit their butts down in a big chair with their laptops and buy online. >> speaking of mean, willie -- >> i need some clarification. so grown men are buying barbie dolls because they're doing construction? >> don't -- >> sorry. don't pretend you don't know that. >> i don't quite understand the story. >> you know i wake up early every morning, and so saturday and sunday morning, i -- i go to my -- and by the way
during a robbery in october. the couplee series of crimes ended in seattle when the washington's allegedly rammed a police car with the stolen suv. >>> a 23-year-old has been arrested for the shooting death of a teen in san jose but police say they don't believe she acted alone. the 17-year-old was found shot on pacific avenue in west san carlos on november 130th. >> the radio station behind the prank call to a london hospital is speaking out after a nurse tricked by the hoax committed suicide. two hosts called the hospital pretending to be the queen and the prince. they were asking about the dutchess of cambridge who was staying for severe morning sickness. the nurse was transferred -- did transfer the call to the dutchess's ward and she committed suicide and now the station is responding. >> the house have decided that the show will not return until further notice out of respect of what can only be called a tragedy. >> the palace said the prince and his wife are deeply saddened about the nurse's death saying they were both looked after wonderfully well. the 46-year-old lea
. fortunately we have relatively quiet weather through parts of california and portions of seattle. showers across the portions of the pacific northwest. as we head into tomorrow and wednesday we have a new storm system that will be arriving producing a lot of heavy rain, three to six inches. the ground is saturated from the last series of storm systems. this could pose big issues across the areas already hit very hard with all this rain. look at the future radar as we head into tuesday and wednesday more rain. basically the northern parts of the rockies we have snowfall. we'll see snowfall across portions of the west coast but even into the northern rockies. dealing with more moisture across portions of west coast even though we dealt with a number of storm systems. jon, very quickly another big story how incredibly warm it has been across the center of the country. 70 degrees for high temperatures in kansas city and 80 in the city of dallas. jon: wow. >> possibly record-setting temperatures. jon: december surprise. maria molina thank you. >> thanks. jenna: you might expect this next story
is a painkiller. what do you see in seattle? >> if you pull a group of people together from this community, someone in that group will have had a friend, loved one, who has had difficulty with a prescription drug or potentially died from that. >> reporter: his unit responds to 45 calls a month for overdoses of these types of medications. it can be difficult to tell if it's painkiller or heroin, because they come from the same ingredient and do the same sort of thing to your body. >> aside from needle tracks in the arms, someone who has had an overdose of pain medication like that, they can look very much the same. >> very much. they can be unconscious from medication that they think is relatively safe for them because of instead of getting on the street they get it from a pharmacist. possible drug overdose. these people are suffering from chronic pain. they know that a little bit of pain medication helps, so maybe a lot would help a lot more. >> reporter: when we arrive, another medic is on the scene. >> somewhere in that parking garage there is a call about someone having a drug overdose.
and seattle, you can see just minor delays there. let's send it back to you. >> good job, reynolds blocking maimi. >> if you could talk to someone about snow in the rocky, would you? >> are you going up? >> eventually. >> steamboat springs will see over a foot of snow between now and sunday. >> that's good start. but we didn't know anything about january or february? >> not yet. >> if you get a chance to hit those maps to move stuff over the rocky, if you could. >> we'll do what we can. >> in squawk sports new, are the broncos made their eighth straight victory look easy last night. peyton manning threw for 310 yards and had his 30th touchdown pass of the season on games opening drive. the broncos handing oakland its sixth straight loss, 26-13. and in college shorts news, the awards last night, national quarterback award went to johnny manziel. the first freshman to win this award. johnny football. >> 500 more yards than cam newton, i think. >> the jim thorp award went to jonathan banks of mississippi state. nation's top receiver, marcus lee of usc.winner of the hoe depot coach of the year
. >> my dad always took us out there. >>> let's go to "the seattle times." despite a federal ban, washington state's law allowing recreational marijuana described as one of the most liberal in the world went into effect midnight last night. the state will start licensing farms and retail stores to grow and sell marijuana next year. police across the state are said to be taking a laissez-faire approach. >> where's that willie geist? actually, that's heilmann. you know, i'm surprised connecticut has a pretty darn liberal law. >> colorado. >> colorado, man. >> what's in "parade" this week, joe? >> in "parade" this week, winners of their first annual holiday bake-off. >> oh, good, maybe good recipes. >> in "parade" magazine. >> i want to make cookies. >> i'm sure as a marijuana -- >> now, stop p continue look how adorable that picture is. i'm going to make cookies just like that this weekend. >> chow on those and marijuana. >> stop it. >>> mike allen is here with the morning "playbook." we haven't talked a whole lot about jim demint leaving. i had a call with him yesterday, and he sa
, there are already rumors now that amazon is setting up shop in seattle. so unconfirmed but lots of folks saying they're looking to make that move. what they are doing, amazon has the amazon locker. so if you're going to staples or radio shack, you might start seeing these giant lockers that say amazon locker. it allows people if they get something at home at amazon, they can pick it up, they get a confirmation e-mail, a number they type in and they'll get their object there. we're seeing that happen quite a bit. google just yesterday, they bought amazon's competitor, so you know, it's called bufferbot. and they bought this company, and they're looking to delve into this online/offline e-commerce base. >> are we going to be seeing more online stores going offline? is it that people want to try on things, hold things? because sometimes when i buy things online, then i have to return them which makes it a whole new step. if i can try something on, i'll know right away, for example. >> sure, that's why i think the lines blur. they'll send you five glasses so you pick out a line, and you can try them on
oregon and also up in the seattle and the coast of washington state. now tomorrow we are actually going to see even heavier rain start to move in. we have already had reports of about 8 to 10 inches of rainfall already from the past few storms we've already seen. but we've also gotten reports of wind gusts up to 60 to more than 80-mile-per-hour. and we're going to see more of the same if not a little more intense as we go into sunday morning. additional rainfall totals on top of the 8 to 10 inches on the ground could be an additional 5 to 6, 7 inches of rainfall out of what we'll see tomorrow morning. we have the series of storms moving into the west coast. then it's a totally different story right in the middle of the country. we're also talking about record-break heat today. down into dallas and also into san antonio where temperatures should get into the upper 70s and lower 80s. that's about 20 degrees warmer than average for this first day of december. the only cool spot really is in the northeast where temperatures today will only be in the 40s and 50s. we should tap out closer to
in this five-day period. raining right now in seattle to portland. not raining right now in sacramento and san francisco. but that will likely change as we get through tomorrow, at least tonight into tomorrow. yesterday, punch was pretty strong and you saw the damage from that. our next system about to come in. it will start in the pacific northwest tonight and tomorrow morning and eventually drift down to the south. shouldn't be as strong as far as wind and rain like what we saw the past three. also big issue with fog this morning across the great lakes, down across the southeast. very, very warm from across the eastern sector of the u.s., and with that comes a little bit of fog. >> that's so unusual for california, isn't it? a lot of times reporting there. in that area like that to that degree. thank you for the update. >>> congress heads back to work this morning as the clock is ticking down toward the impending fiscal cliff. talks, though, seem to be at a stalemate. yesterday with just 29 days until tax hikes and deep spending cuts kick in. both republicans and the democrats were running t
time. rains in the same spots it's been raining for days, like ten days. raining in parts of seattle down to portland. this is light rain at best. it gets worse than this. and it's going to be one mess for just the next day after day after day as we get one storm after another. here's the story now for today. this morning, it was dry. tonight, still dry. tomorrow morning, done. raining by 9:00 in the morning. northern california, rains all day and into wednesday. dries out on friday. let me zoom it out for you. we have a storm for tuesday. we have a storm for thursday. and another one back here for next saturday. that's four storms in ten days in a place that's already flooding. wolf? >> so what i hear you saying is that folks in northern california's wine country, they are by no means out of the woods? >> well, this would be a whole lot worse. had this backed up -- let's say this was august or september and this storm system came through, 2012 would have been wrecked. there would no wine at all. the grapes would have been popping, way too much rain late in the season makes wine thin
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watching football and drinking budweiser. host: sarah, democratic caller, seattle, washington, you are next. caller: hello? host: you are on the air. good morning. caller: i know a lot of people is talking about the 1%. i do not think a lot of americans notice that. i used to work for that 1%. they pay you $60 per week, they pay out the difference and give you cash so that they do not have to pay taxes. people shopping at bloomingdale's and all of these stores, they buy it before it hits the rack. the way that they perceive us is as dweebs. they do not like us and never have liked us. you think we are talking about the 74%? the 37%? they do not understand that we work hard. americans are the hardest working people. we have to jobs, three jobs, many of us are going back to school. we are not sitting around doing nothing. host: this prediction from facebook. these comments, democrats -- host: from bragg on facebook -- host: let me give you some other headlines as we continue this discussion this morning about the fiscal cliff. this is from "the washington post." "egyptian opposition confused
. host: alan from seattle washington, republican line -- caller: i'm not going to miss the joe walsh, the republican from illinois. because he called the president a liar. host: ok, we will leave it there. those are some of the people who will be missed and not missed. we have a few more minutes before we wrap up our program today. another program comes to you live tomorrow. columbia, south carolina, caller: hello, there. i write -- i like seeing jim dementing going. he is the poorest excuse for a senator i have seen in my lifetime. he did nothing to try to achieve consensus amongst his peers. he did nothing for his constituents here in south carolina. he will be in good company at the heritage fund. host: what you think of him going to the heritage foundation? caller: he will not be worth much. i'm sorry to see dennis kucinich leaving. he was a treasure to have. as a mayor and representative for the city of cleveland. host: chesapeake, va., independent line. you are the last call. caller: i miss ronald reagan and before that, george washington and thomas jefferson. host: anybody thi
. also for san francisco and seattle. cities that have been seeing rain all week long. as we break it down, we'll show you the storm system creating that diversity in the forecast for christmas. stormy conditions, actually dangerous ones, setting up for tomorrow. possibly tornadoes in the mid-south and southeast. as we go towards areas wednesday, the day after christmas, we'll actually see more snow the day after christmas than christmas itself. it will be measurable snow from much of southern ohio and kentucky to new york state and connecticut and new england. so look for a day after christmas being the snowier one. >> it's messy after the fact, but it's beautiful coming down, isn't it? i love a white christmas. >> if you're inside, right? >> if you're inside looking out. all right, bonnie schneider. thanks so much. >>> new poll numbers say a majority of americans say the u.s. and other countries should not get involved in syria. 52% say they're against the idea of using the u.s. or other countries' military airplanes and missiles to try to establish safe zones for the syrian oppo
potential. san francisco and seattle, wichita, oklahoma city, little rock, snow for you as well. here is the quadrant of concern for tomorrow, again. tornadoes, hail, how rare are tornadoes? they're very rare. in florida and georgia, the last time we had a christmas tornado, 2006 and we had six, 1969 before that with 12, and not out of the question for double digit tornadoes, and how rare is snow in oklahoma city, only six of 122 years have we had at least an inch of snow. this, oklahoma city christmas, will be five to eight inches of snow. rare across the board, rare, robust storm moving through, hala, tomorrow. >> alexdra, thanks very much. see you later in the coming hours with more holiday weather. >>> we have new details on that horrible story involving a huge fire here on christmas eve in upstate new york. you can see some of the images. the police chief of webster, new york, announced that seven homes were destroyed. firefighters haven't gone inside yet. they don't know what they're going to find there. gunman, the man who shot four first responders, killing two of them, that g
san francisco to seattle. it will be white for tomorrow in wichita, oklahoma city, little rock and spokane. let me give you a picture about how rare this event is. this area of low pressure, it's deep and it's to the south and it's very strong. rare tornadoes. we are going to see them tomorrow. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia. but the last time we had tornadoes on christmas was 2006 when we had six. the last time we had 12 was 1969, and we could see 12. not out of the question. rare snow in oklahoma city. we expect 5 to 8 inches. of the last 120 years alina we've had snow on six occasions, and that was at aleast an inch. >> wow. thank you so much. we'll check back with you later. thanks for watching cnn newsroom. newsroom international with suzanne malveaux starts right now. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. this is the christmas eve edition of "cnn newsroom." for a lot of you today is last minute shopping or preparing christmas dinner or taking time with your families. while you're getting busy or ready for the celebrations, we'll keep you updated and, of course, the holiday
its way on shore across the west coast. lighter showers in seattle, heavier rain back into californiant >> well the snow's getting a little bit of a late start. once it getses here, we think this is what it will be. a dusting to 2 inches around the city. 2 to 4 inches north and west. >> that is your latest forecast. erica? >> thanks. >>> still to come, from the queen's diamond jubilee to news of an heir on the way, we'll look at quite an eventful you're for the royal family. >>> next, do you ever wonder where that christmas gift you returned really ends up? we'll show you. ( ♪ ) for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the days when you get a sudden call from the school, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. when you have children's motrin on hand, you're ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer than children's motrin. be ready with children's motrin. [ ding! ] losing your chex mix too easily? time to deploy the boring-potato chip decoy bag. then no one will want to ste
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